On Fri, May 18, 2001 at 11:10:00AM +0100, Niall O Broin came forth with:
> On Fri, May 18, 2001 at 09:48:34AM +0100, Brendan Halpin wrote:
>> > I've had three unexplained lockups in the last week or so --
> > machine suddenly stops responding to everything, kbd, mouse,
> > telnet, ping etc. The only way out was the reset switch.
> > There was nothing in the logs either, except this snippet (the last
> > item in /var/log/messages before the most recent lockup):
> > May 14 15:25:17 wivenhoe kernel: eth0: Too much work in interrupt, status e081. Temporarily disabling functions (7f7e).
> > Any clues what it might mean? I've never seen anything like it before.
>> This is a real stab in the dark, but if it's an Intel Etherpro NIC try
> getting Intel's own driver. Kate put me on to this when some Compaq boxes
> that I had set up for AnteFacto, which had that chipset, started
And if it's a 3c905B (IIRC), there's a bug in it if there's too much traffic.
Search the archives, I know someone in Trinity was hit by it because
they have silly amounts of traffic bouncing around.
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